49ers Give RB Raheem Mostert an Improved Contract

San Francisco 49ers' Raheem Mostert in 2020. Photo by Dave Shopland/BPI/Shutterstock (10526895aq)

It’s safe to say that running back Raheem Mostert doesn’t want to leave San Francisco 49ers anymore. According to player’s agent Brett Tessler, Mostert recently agreed to an improved deal with the organization.

Several weeks ago, Mostert made a trade request to San Francisco after failing to get a salary increase. The 28-year-old player reportedly wanted a salary in line with the team’s highest-paid RB Tevin Coleman, who earns $4.55 million a year.

After this, 49ers and Mostert returned to the negotiating table and managed to mend their relationship with a new deal.

“Happy we got things worked out and looking forward to him having another great season there. Thanks to the organization for taking care of him,” wrote Tessler on social media.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Mostert’s improved contract could see him earn around $5 million in 2020. The agreement kept the $2.875 million base salary but added achievable incentives and a $250,000 signing bonus.

Since joining San Francisco in 2016, Raheem Mostert was mostly used as a special teams player. However, he emerged as 49ers’ main back in 2019, leading the franchise with 772 rushing yards and eight touchdowns.

Mostert followed that up with an impressive playoff run when he had 336 yards and five TDs in three games. This made him just the sixth player in the Super Bowl era to achieve 300+ yards and five touchdowns in a single postseason run.